“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
33.86 kilometers walked/hiked this week.
Mon, Sept 3 - 4.14 km
Tues, Sept 4 - 4.25 km
Wed, Sept 5 - 0.57 km
Thurs, Sept 6 - 5.04 km
Fri, Sept 7 - 6.49 km
Sat, Sept 8- 4.25 km
Sun, Sept 9 - 9.12 km
I found this video this week, and I wished I had stumbled across it sooner. I have wondered why I was always hungry all the time. It wasn't just bad eating habits, and genetics that triggered my Type 2 Diabetes to happen sooner rather than later. It's a balance, and my balance was out of whack. I'd love for my friends and those who are reading this to take the time out to watch this. It answers a lot of questions I had, still after the guidance given to me by my Doctor. I don't want my Diabetes to be a stepping stone to a more fatal life threat or complication. I have the power to reverse this, or at least slow it down. There may not be a cure, but I can resolve my situation.
"Stop using medicine to treat food."
...Now onto my weekly update...
Monday, September 3: On this civic holiday, I went to Joanne's. I needed some farm animal therapy, and enjoyed hanging out with the cute goat Pearl in particular. She is such a sweet Goat. I sat in an Adirondack chair and looked over the beautiful scenery while Joanne and I chatted. It was a lovely way to spend my day. In the evening I walked up Division and came back down through town back home. The sun is starting to set much earlier now and it was starting to get a little chilly. This is perfect walking weather.
Saturday, September 8: Today I went shopping with mom in Ottawa, and was able to pick up the remaining items that are mandatory for my hike with Team Diabetes. I also got some new clothing as I'm starting to feel better about my appearance. Still a long ways to go, but since August 16th I have lost 8 pounds. In the evening I was so exhausted that I went to bed at 6pm and got 13.5 hours of sleep!
It was a very straight path being the route of the old train tracks, so during this hike I reflected on a lot of thoughts. Primarily on those who I've lost and I hike in remembrance of them. Dear Friends and Precious Family Members who I may not see again in this lifetime, but am certain we will see each other again in the next.
It's important to reflect on those who have made a difference in your life, whether they are still here or not. Whoah, that got heavy.. so here's some cuteness - My dog Sneakers! :)
- 22 weeks of no smoking!
- 7 WEEKS UNTIL MY HIKE WITH TEAM DIABETES!
- 6 Weeks until I leave to travel to Ireland with my Bestie!
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See you next week!
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.